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12 12, 2017

ELD Countdown: Compliance Deadline is Next Week

DECEMBER 12, 2017 - A look back at the Foley blog shows that it's been almost 4 years since we first started reporting on the ELD mandate. And now here we are - just a mere 6 days away from the compliance deadline. Are you ready? The results of a recent online poll show that [...]

9 11, 2017

How to Use the Adverse Driving Conditions Exemption

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 - From catastrophic hurricanes to wildfires, there has been a lot of weather-related news this fall. First and foremost, we recognize the brutal consequences, including the loss of lives and homes, that can be caused by severe weather. With that in mind, and with the winter season fast approaching, we thought now [...]

6 11, 2017

Understanding FMCSA Alcohol Testing (Part 2)

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 - When a drug test result comes back positive, it’s usually pretty cut and dry...it’s a positive drug test. Alcohol tests are different due to the varying levels of alcohol that may be in one’s system. The FMCSA considers an alcohol test to be positive if a driver has an alcohol concentration of [...]

2 11, 2017

Are You Ready for the ELD Mandate?

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - Ready or not, most interstate carriers traveling in the United States will be required to have an ELD installed in their truck prior to the December 18, 2017 deadline. Many in the industry had been waiting for a delay or reversal of the mandate, but with a last-minute bill to postpone [...]

19 10, 2017

Understanding FMCSA Alcohol Testing (Part 1)

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - With the plethora of information regarding drug testing requirements and procedures, alcohol testing often gets overlooked. So let’s set aside drug testing for the moment and put alcohol testing front and center. When Does the FMCSA Require an Alcohol Test? Just like drug testing requirements, the FMCSA requires alcohol testing under [...]

10 10, 2017

How MVR Monitoring Can Help Protect Your Business

OCTOBER 10, 2017 - As a DOT-regulated business, you've grown accustomed to the process of pulling an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) for each driver to comply with federal recordkeeping requirements. It's an important process that not only checks a box to ensure you're operating compliantly - but makes sure that drivers are qualified to get [...]

21 09, 2017

Understanding Farm Exemptions

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 - Questions about farm exemptions come up frequently on the Foley blog. So after a reader suggested that we write an article on federal farming exemptions, we thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on this important topic. What is a Covered Farm Vehicle (CFV)? According to the FMCSA’s [...]

19 09, 2017

Meals, Rest Breaks, and Driver Pay: A Continuing Controversy

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 - This past spring and summer, legislation was reintroduced in both houses of Congress that, if passed and signed into law, would mandate a single federal regulation to replace the various state regulations of meals, rest breaks, and how drivers are paid for commercial haulers who engage in interstate commerce. States would [...]

14 09, 2017

Thank You, Truckers

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 -  3.5 million. That’s how many of you are on our nation’s roads…keeping our economy moving and ensuring Americans in Maine, Alaska ( and everywhere in between), have the goods needed to live happy, healthy and productive lives. Many of you work long hours (almost double the national average) and spend extended [...]

7 09, 2017

FMCSA Compliance Review Audits & Safety Ratings

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 - The majority of motor carriers who have obtained a USDOT number have undergone, or will undergo, a New Entrant Safety Audit (NESA). This initial, educational audit is used by the DOT to make sure carriers understand the regulations and have adequate safety management controls in place. After this initial audit is [...]